National Bison Range Complex, Moiese, MT; Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Annual Funding Agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes; Extension of Public Comment Period, 52744-52745 [2014-21014]

Download as PDF 52744 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 171 / Thursday, September 4, 2014 / Notices ESFO (see address above). You may also request hard copies by telephone at (307) 772–2374, ext. 231, or by letter to the Wyoming ESFO. Please specify the permit(s) you are interested in by relevant number(s) (e.g., Permit No. TE– XXXXXX). FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Tyler Abbott, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, (307) 772–2374, ext. 231 (phone); tyler_abbott@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Background A Candidate Conservation Agreement with Assurances is an agreement with the Service in which private and other non-Federal landowners voluntarily agree to undertake management activities and conservation efforts on their properties to enhance, restore, or maintain habitat to benefit species that are proposed for listing under the Act, that are candidates for listing, or that may become candidates. The Service and several State, Federal, and local partners developed the Umbrella CCAA (available at http://www.fws.gov/ wyominges) to provide Wyoming ranchers with the opportunity to voluntarily conserve greater sage-grouse and its habitat while carrying out their ranching activities. The Umbrella CCAA was made available for public review and comment on February 7, 2013 (see 78 FR 9066), and was executed by the Service on November 8, 2013. Pursuant to the Umbrella CCAA, ranchers in Wyoming may apply for an EOS permit under the Act by agreeing to implement certain conservation measures for the greater sage-grouse on their properties. These conservation measures are specified in individual CCAAs for their properties, which are developed in accordance with the Umbrella CCAA and are subject to the terms and conditions stated in that agreement. Landowners consult with the Service and other participating agencies to develop an individual CCAA for their property, and submit it to the Service for approval with their EOS permit application. If we approve the individual CCAA and EOS permit application, we will issue an EOS permit, under section 10(a)(1)(A) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1531 et seq.), that authorizes incidental take of greater sage-grouse that results from activities covered by the individual CCAA, should the species become listed. Through the Umbrella CCAA and the individual CCAA and EOS permit, we also provide assurances to participating landowners that, if the greater sagegrouse is listed, and so long as they are properly implementing their individual VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:14 Sep 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 CCAA, we will not require any conservation measures with respect to greater sage-grouse in addition to those provided in the individual CCAA or impose additional land, water, or financial commitments or restrictions on land, water, or resource use in connection with the species. The EOS permit would become effective on the effective date of listing of the greater sage-grouse as endangered or threatened and would continue through the end of the individual CCAA’s 20-year term. Regulatory requirements and issuance criteria for EOS permits through a CCAA are found in 50 CFR 17.22(d) and 17.32(d), as well as 50 CFR part 13. Applications Available for Review and Comment We invite local, State, and Federal agencies and the public to comment on the following EOS permit applications. The Umbrella CCAA, as well as the individual CCAAs submitted with the permit applications, are also available for review, subject to the requirements of the Privacy Act (5 U.S.C. 552a) and Freedom of Information Act (5 U.S.C. 552). The following applicants request approval of EOS permits for the greater sage-grouse, pursuant to the Umbrella CCAA, for the purpose of enhancing the species’ survival. Permit Application Number TE42567B Applicant: Longreach Buffalo Company LLC, Campbell County, Wyoming. Public Availability of Comments All comments and materials we receive in response to these requests will become part of the public record, and will be available for public inspection, by appointment, during normal business hours at the address listed in the ADDRESSES section of this notice. Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment, including your personal identifying information, may be made publicly available at any time. While you can ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority We provide this notice under section 10(c) of the Act (16 U.S.C. 1539(c)). Dated: August 15, 2014. Michael G. Thabault, Assistant Regional Director, Mountain-Prairie Region. Permit Application Number TE32286B [FR Doc. 2014–21023 Filed 9–3–14; 8:45 am] Applicant: Bousman Livestock, Inc., Sublette County, Wyoming. BILLING CODE 4310–55–P Permit Application Number TE32288B DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Applicant: G&E Livestock, Inc., Sublette County, Wyoming. Fish and Wildlife Service Permit Application Number TE40466B [FWS–R6–R–2014–N183; FXRS12610600000–145–FF06R06000] Applicant: Blaha Ranch, Inc., Sublette County, Wyoming. National Bison Range Complex, Moiese, MT; Environmental Assessment for the Proposed Annual Funding Agreement with the Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes; Extension of Public Comment Period Permit Application Number TE40464B Applicant: Boroff Land and Livestock, Sublette County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE40467B Applicant: Pape Ranches, Inc., Sublette County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE40478B Applicant: Donald W. Rogers, Jr., Sublette County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE40463B Applicant: HIP Investments LLC, Johnson County, Wyoming. Permit Application Number TE40602B Applicant: Merlin Ranch, Johnson County, Wyoming. PO 00000 Frm 00120 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of public comment period. AGENCY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the public that we are extending the public review and comment period for the draft environmental assessment for a draft annual funding agreement at the National Bison Range Complex. DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by September 18, 2014. SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1 Federal Register / Vol. 79, No. 171 / Thursday, September 4, 2014 / Notices appropriate Federal laws and regulations; Executive Order 12996; the National Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997; and Service policies and procedures for compliance with those laws and regulations. Send your comments or requests for more information by any one of the following methods. Email: bisonrange@fws.gov. Include ‘‘NBR AFA’’ in the subject line. U.S. Mail: Laura King, Planning Division, National Bison Range Complex, 58355 Bison Range Road, Moiese, MT 59824. Document Request: A copy of the environmental assessment may be obtained by writing to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of Refuge Planning, 134 Union Boulevard, Suite 300, Lakewood, CO 80228; or by download from http://fws.gov/ bisonrange. ADDRESSES: Dated: August 25, 2014. Matt Hogan, Acting Regional Director, Mountain Prairie Region, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. [FR Doc. 2014–21014 Filed 9–3–14; 8:45 am] BILLING CODE 4510–55–P DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR Laura King, by telephone at 406–644– 2211, ext. 210, or via email at laura_ king@fws.gov (email); or Toni Griffin, by phone at 303–236–4378, or via email at toni_griffin@fws.gov (email). SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 5, 2014, we published a Federal Register notice (79 FR 45452) announcing the availability of the draft environmental assessment (EA) for a draft annual funding agreement at the National Bison Range Complex for public review and comment, in accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1506.6(b)) requirements. We also opened a comment period lasting from August 5, 2014, through September 4, 2014. We now extend the public comment period on the draft EA until September 18, 2014, in response to requests we have received from Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility and local residents. For more information on the draft EA and the Bison Range, please see our August 5, 2014, notice. Public Availability of Comments mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with NOTICES Before including your address, phone number, email address, or other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be aware that your entire comment—including your personal identifying information—may be made publicly available at any time. While you may ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to do so. Authority The environmental review of this project will be conducted in accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); NEPA Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500–1508, 43 CFR part 46); other VerDate Mar<15>2010 18:14 Sep 03, 2014 Jkt 232001 Establishment of a New Recreation Fee Area at National Mall and Memorial Parks National Park Service, Interior. ACTION: Notice. AGENCY: The National Park Service plans to install parking meters and collect expanded amenity recreation fees at public parking areas in West Potomac Park and the National Mall. We are installing the parking meters to better manage public parking in West Potomac Park and on the National Mall, to allow more visitors access to park sites, and to encourage the use of public transit and other transportation alternatives. We will use the revenue to provide improved and more affordable visitor-transportation-related activities inside the park. DATES: We will begin collecting fees on March 4, 2015. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Eliza Voigt, Park Planner, National Mall and Memorial Parks, 900 Ohio Drive SW., Washington, DC 20024; telephone (202) 245–4694; or by email at eliza_ voigt@nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This notice is to comply with Section 804 of the Federal Lands Recreation Enhancement Act of 2004 (Pub. L. 108– 447). The act requires agencies to give the public 6 months advance notice of the establishment of a new recreation fee area. The initial rates will be $2 per hour, Monday through Sunday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., with a maximum parking limit of three hours. For buses, the rate will be $6 per hour, with the same days, hours of operation, and maximum time limits as for other vehicles. The bus rates are based on the determination that a bus occupies a parking space equal to three cars. PO 00000 Frm 00121 Fmt 4703 Sfmt 4703 Dated: August 26, 2014. Lena McDowall, Associate Director, Business Services. BILLING CODE 4310–DL–P [NPS–NCR–NCRO–16194; PPNCNAMAN4/ PPMPSPD1Z.YM00000] SUMMARY: These fees were determined through a comparability study of similar sites in the area at Federal, state, and private recreation areas and will only be charged at the National Mall and Memorial Parks. In accordance with NPS public involvement guidelines, the park engaged numerous individuals, organizations, and local, state, and Federal government representatives while planning for the implementation of this fee. [FR Doc. 2014–21033 Filed 9–3–14; 8:45 am] National Park Service FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: 52745 DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR National Park Service [NPS–NER–BOHA–16258; PPMPSPD1Z.YM0000] [PPNEBOHAS1] Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council National Park Service, Interior. Notice of meeting. AGENCY: ACTION: This notice announces a meeting of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area Advisory Council. The agenda includes a discussion and vote on changes to the Committee bylaws, and the Council’s mission, goals, and community outreach initiative. Superintendent Parker will also give updates about park summer operations, topics will include: Visitation, staffing, private boater use of the park, ferry service/schedule/ ridership, vendor operations (marina/ moorings/food service/park store), volunteering, planning for the 2016 anniversaries of the park (20 years), the National Park Service (100 years), and the Boston Light Tricentennial (300 years). DATES: September 29, 2014, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Eastern). ADDRESSES: WilmerHale, 60 State Street, 26th Floor Conference Room, Boston, MA 02109. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Giles Parker, Superintendent and Designated Federal Official (DFO), Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, 15 State Street, Suite 1100, Boston, MA 02109, telephone (617) 223–8669, or email giles_parker@ nps.gov. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: This meeting is open to the public. Those wishing to submit written comments may contact the DFO for the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area SUMMARY: E:\FR\FM\04SEN1.SGM 04SEN1

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[Federal Register Volume 79, Number 171 (Thursday, September 4, 2014)]
[Notices]
[Pages 52744-52745]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office [www.gpo.gov]
[FR Doc No: 2014-21014]


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DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

Fish and Wildlife Service

[FWS-R6-R-2014-N183; FXRS12610600000-145-FF06R06000]


National Bison Range Complex, Moiese, MT; Environmental 
Assessment for the Proposed Annual Funding Agreement with the 
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes; Extension of Public Comment 
Period

AGENCY: Fish and Wildlife Service, Interior.

ACTION: Notice of availability; extension of public comment period.

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SUMMARY: We, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service), advise the 
public that we are extending the public review and comment period for 
the draft environmental assessment for a draft annual funding agreement 
at the National Bison Range Complex.

DATES: To ensure consideration, please send your written comments by 
September 18, 2014.

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ADDRESSES: Send your comments or requests for more information by any 
one of the following methods.
    Email: bisonrange@fws.gov. Include ``NBR AFA'' in the subject line.
    U.S. Mail: Laura King, Planning Division, National Bison Range 
Complex, 58355 Bison Range Road, Moiese, MT 59824.
    Document Request: A copy of the environmental assessment may be 
obtained by writing to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Division of 
Refuge Planning, 134 Union Boulevard, Suite 300, Lakewood, CO 80228; or 
by download from http://fws.gov/bisonrange.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Laura King, by telephone at 406-644-
2211, ext. 210, or via email at lauraking@fws.gov (email); or 
Toni Griffin, by phone at 303-236-4378, or via email at 
tonigriffin@fws.gov (email).

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On August 5, 2014, we published a Federal 
Register notice (79 FR 45452) announcing the availability of the draft 
environmental assessment (EA) for a draft annual funding agreement at 
the National Bison Range Complex for public review and comment, in 
accordance with National Environmental Policy Act (40 CFR 1506.6(b)) 
requirements. We also opened a comment period lasting from August 5, 
2014, through September 4, 2014. We now extend the public comment 
period on the draft EA until September 18, 2014, in response to 
requests we have received from Public Employees for Environmental 
Responsibility and local residents. For more information on the draft 
EA and the Bison Range, please see our August 5, 2014, notice.

Public Availability of Comments

    Before including your address, phone number, email address, or 
other personal identifying information in your comment, you should be 
aware that your entire comment--including your personal identifying 
information--may be made publicly available at any time. While you may 
ask us in your comment to withhold your personal identifying 
information from public review, we cannot guarantee that we will be 
able to do so.

Authority

    The environmental review of this project will be conducted in 
accordance with the requirements of the National Environmental Policy 
Act (NEPA) of 1969, as amended (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.); NEPA 
Regulations (40 CFR parts 1500-1508, 43 CFR part 46); other appropriate 
Federal laws and regulations; Executive Order 12996; the National 
Wildlife Refuge System Improvement Act of 1997; and Service policies 
and procedures for compliance with those laws and regulations.

    Dated: August 25, 2014.
Matt Hogan,
Acting Regional Director, Mountain Prairie Region, U.S. Fish and 
Wildlife Service.
[FR Doc. 2014-21014 Filed 9-3-14; 8:45 am]
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